S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 15 Number 1/2 (2005)
「청동기마상」에서의 의미론적 대립에 관하여: 표트르 대제와 청동기마상의 관계를 중심으로
On the Semantic Oppositions in The Bronze Horseman
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.15 No.1, pp. 117-147
- There has been many reputes on the theme of The Bronze Horseman(1833) which is one of the finest works of A. Pushkin, but the riddle of the discrepancy between the image of Peter the Great in introduction and that of the Bronze Horseman of the main story about a 'little man' named Evgeny who lost his fiancee by flood has not been solved. According to A. Blok, Pushkin was a ’poet of harmony ’ and he always tried to find middle way in conflicting situation in his time through his writings. As a poet he recognize the importance and the greatness of Peter the Great who built the Petersburg, but he could not reconcile with the surplus-repression of Nicholas who was a descendent of Peter and a personal censor of him. So the ambiguous attitude of Pushkin to Peter results in the dual oppositions in The Bronze Horseman, which has made readers embarrass in finding the real or secret message of this work. This paper argues that the real opposition on the semantic and thematic level in the work lies not in the opposition between Peter and Evgeny, but in the opposition between Peter and the Bronze Horseman implying Nicholas. That was a technique for Pushkin to satisfy the conflicting demands from inside and outside.